Metro Balanced Fund

The Metro Balanced Fund is an open-ended investment that invests in both fixed-income securities and in blue-chip stocks listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).

Here’s what you need to know about this fund:

Fund NameMetro Balanced Fund
Fund classificationMulti-Asset
Fund Benchmark60% Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi)
40% Marikit iBoxx ALBI Philippiens
1-5 Index
Inception DateApril 8, 2005
Base CurrencyPhilippine Pesos
Investor risk profileAggressive
Investment horizonAt least 5 years
Dealing day and cut-offAny banking day, up to 12:00 PM for branch and 2:30 PM for electronic channels
Minimum initial investment / maintaining balancePHP 10,000
Minimum Additional Participation / Redemption AmountPHP 1,000
Minimum Holding Period7 calendar days
Trust fee2% per annum based on Net Asset Value
Early redemption charge50% of income on redeemed amount
Redemption settlement date3 banking days after redemption (At end-of-day)
NAVPU AvailabilityDay 1 (At end-of-day)
Qualified ParticipantsFilipino individuals, resident and non-resident aliens, and corporate accounts

What is investment horizon?

The investment horizon is the recommended amount of time you should stay invested in this open-ended fund so that you can reap its full benefits. Because the Metro Balanced Fund is a blue chip investment in stocks,it has an investment horizon of at least five years.

What is minimum holding period?

The minimum holding period is the minimum amount of time you should stay invested in this fund. If you redeem or withdraw your money before the minimum holding period is complete, you will pay an early redemption charge. This open-ended investment trust, UITF, has a minimum holding period of seven (7) calendar days.

What is dealing day?

The dealing day is when you can do transactions related to the fund. Any transactions made after the fund’s cut-off will be processed on the next banking day.

What is redemption settlement date?

Withdrawing your investment, whether partial or in-full, is called redemption. The redemption date is when you order a redemption. Meanwhile, the redemption settlement date is when your investment is credited to your settlement account. The redemption settlement date for blue chip stock investments in the Philippines like the Metro Balanced Fund is like the Metro Balanced Fund is three (3) banking days after redemption (At end-of-day).

The Benefits

The Metro Balanced Fund offers growth and high-income from a combination of fixed income and stocks listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).

This open-ended investment trust fund is ideal for investors with an aggressive risk profile. Having a 5-year time horizon, this fund is best for your long-term investment goals.

Invest in the Metro Balanced Fund today.

Additional fund information

Check the performance, governing terms and provisions, and other important details about this fund by viewing the following:


Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITFs) are NEITHER deposits account NOR obligations of, NOR guaranteed, NOR insured by the METROPOLITAN BANK & TRUST COMPANY or its affiliates or subsidiaries. UITFs are not covered by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) and do not offer a guaranteed return or yield. Any income or loss arising from market fluctuations and price volatility of the securities held by the UITF, even if invested in government securities, is for the account of the investor/s. As such, units of participation of the investor/s when redeemed, may be worth more than or less than his/her initial investment/principal. Historical performance is purely for reference purposes and is not an assurance of future performance. The Trustee is not liable for investment losses unless such was incurred upon willful default, bad faith or gross negligence.

Prospective clients undergo a profiling process to determine their suitability to invest in a particular UITF based on their investment objectives and risk tolerance. Clients are advised to read the Declaration of Trust/Plan Rules of the Fund, which may be obtained from the Trustee, before making a decision to invest.

Investors in the UITF are susceptible to different kinds of risks with varying degrees depending on the underlying securities of the UITF they choose and a clear understanding of these risks must be established before any investment is made. A detailed explanation of these risks may be found in the Key Information and Investment Disclosure Statement (KIIDS) of each UITF.

Fees other than the Trust/Management Fee, such as External Audit and Custodianship Fees are described more thoroughly in the Key Information and Investment Disclosure Statement (KIIDS) of the Funds.

Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). For any inquiries and complaints relating to Trust Products and Services, you may 1) call our hotline: 88-700-700, (2) send an email to customercare@metrobank.com.ph; or 3) visit/call/email your assigned Trust Sales Officer or the Branch Manager of your servicing branch. You may also file complaints at BSP Financial Consumer Protection Department at (632) 8708-7087 or consumeraffairs@bsp.gov.ph. To know your rights under BSP Circular No. 857 (Regulations on Financial Consumer Protection), please access a copy at the BSP website (www.bsp.gov.ph).